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    Spanish Tapas Cuisine

    Spain is a nation of traditions, none as significant as the traditions around food production and eating. Because of the traditional late dinner hour, tapas emerged as a way of staving off some of the earlier hunger pangs. This class will introduce students to an assortment of traditional Spanish tapas served with sangria. Learn how to incorporate the dishes into your own tapas party or serve them as appetizers to any great meal. Your dinner parties are going to be on a whole new level after you perfect these tasty treats.
    Spanish Tapas Cuisine

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Learn how to create an assortment of traditional Spanish tapas under the guidance of a skilled instructor
    • Sip sangria as you practice new cooking techniques, learn about new ingredients, and create a delicious meal
    • Understand the tradition behind the food and the cultural history of this dish
    • Eat your tasty creations and practice your new skills at home for your family and friends
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    Italian Cuisine

    Do you sometimes feel like you should have been born in Italy, so you could enjoy the food whenever you wanted? Why not make it yourself? In this hands-on cooking class you will learn the fundamentals of Italian cuisine under the guidance of a skilled instructor. You will make fresh pasta from scratch and turn those noodles into Italian delicacy with delicious sauces like fresh Pesto, Alio Olio, and Sauce Carbonara. By the end of this class you won’t need to go to Italy or even a nearby restaurant to enjoy an amazing Italian meal. You can create delicious pastas and sauces whenever you want, right at home.
    Italian Cuisine

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Learn how to amazing Italian cuisine including your own noodles and sauces
    • Practice new cooking techniques to achieve the perfect noodle texture
    • Follow the thoughtful directions of a skilled instructor as you prepare savory sauces
    • Eat your delicious creations or take them home to share with your family and friends
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    Handmade Pasta Making Class

    Get back to your cooking roots with Cook LA’s Fresh Handmade Pasta Class! In this basic course, you’ll learn to make your own handmade pasta and sauce with a seasoned professional guiding you along the way. Your menu will include pumpkin or fresh spinach and ricotta ravioli (with brown butter sage), Fettuccine Al Pomodoro Sauce, and a seasoned side salad. Add to the experience with wine tasting or bring your own bottle to share with no corkage fee. All skills levels are welcome to try their hand at this handmade culinary adventure.
    Handmade Pasta Making Class

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Learn to make delicious handmade pasta dough and sauce
    • Gain confidence in your cooking skills with pumpkin or fresh spinach ricotta ravioli
    • Taste Fettuccine Al Pomodoro Sauce and a seasonal salad on the side
    • Sip as you simmer with wine tasting available
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    Basic Knife Skills

    So you’ve just received a new knife set -- or you’ve had one sitting in your kitchen for a while -- but you don’t really know the purpose of each one. Now’s your chance to learn -- take a stab at it with this knife skills class! Learn how professionals chop, dice, slice and Julienne items quickly and efficiently. Chef Eric shows you knife-holding grips, different cuts, and how to choose, sharpen, hone and care for your knives. Learn to cut with ease and then advance to more complicated and decorative Brunoise, Paysanne, Batonnet and Tourne cuts. Everything looks and tastes better when ingredients are cut uniformly, cooked evenly and are presented beautifully. You’ll work with vegetables, cut chicken breasts off the bone, and see a demonstration of de-boning a whole chicken. Oh, and you can eat your delicious meal at the end of class! Anyway you cut it, this class is going to be a winner!
    Basic Knife Skills

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn proper kitchen knife skills and the uses of different knives
    • Discover techniques to chop, dice, slice, and julienne foods quickly and efficiently
    • Practice complicated cuts like Brunoise, Paysanne, Batonnet and more!
    • Pick up a great new school to impress all your guests and friends
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    Couples Romantic Cooking 2

    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." ― Virginia Woolf We agree. During this couple's romantic cooking class, you’ll receive guided instruction in the kitchen and share a delicious meal with a group of couples -- prepared by YOU! Bring a luxurious bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of class to make this a truly romantic night out -- and a great alternative to the predictable dinner and a movie! Some of the dishes you’ll make include: Baked Salmon in Soy Sake Sauce, Creamy Gnocchi di Semolina Gratinati with Parmesan Cheese, Crunchy Slice Citrus Strip Loin Steak with Garlic and more! Lickin’ your chops yet?
    Couples Romantic Cooking 2

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Spend a romantic evening out during a couples cooking class
    • Make dishes such as baked salmon, gnocchi, strip loin steak and more!
    • Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food at the end of class
    • Celebrate a special occasion or anniversary in a memorable way
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    Sushi Making

    Show off to your friends at your next dinner party with your own homemade Sushi. In this hands on class you will learn important techniques like making sushi rice and selecting ingredients. Your talented instructor will walk you through the Japanese style of making sushi using raw fish, shellfish and vegetables. You will gain knowledge about the different ingredients you can use to make your sushi special as you practice your rolling skills. After this class you’ll be confident to explore new recipes and techniques on your own, so you can have the perfect Sushi party for you and all your friends.
    Sushi Making

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Practice the art of Sushi making under the guidance of a talented instructor
    • Learn about the different ingredients that go into the process and where to get them
    • Perfect your sushi-rolling technique as well as other preparation processes
    • Eat your tasty creations or take them home to share with your family and friends
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    Chicken Connoisseur

    Think cooking is for the birds? Chef Eric agrees, as you’ll find out during this culinary workshop for all things chicken! Whether you’re an experienced cook or have heretofore subsisted primarily on delivery, this is a great chance to add an exciting range of recipes to your kitchen repertoire. In addition to learning to cook, you’ll also learn how to shop for, safely clean, and handle chicken cuts. On the menu are six delicious chicken entrees: Thai-Style Five Spice Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce; Pan-Seared Chicken with Fennel Bulb, Whine Wine, and Parsley Cream Sauce; Wasabi and Panko-Crusted Chicken Cutlets with Teriyaki-Sake Glaze; Pan-Roasted Chicken with Smoky Spanish Paprika, Sherry, Olives, Garlic and Parsley; and Bone-In Chicken Breasts Roasted with Sea Salt, Orange Juice, Lemon Juice, Lemon Zest, Tarragon and Chives. Plus, you also learn to make a yummy Thai Noodle Salad with Lemon Grass, Chilies, Cucumber and Mint. This is a great chance to meet and socialize with fellow foodies! Don’t forget to bring a fowl sense of humor!
    Chicken Connoisseur

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Master the art of cooking chicken during a culinary workshop
    • Make a variety of tasty chicken dishes using gourmet ingredients
    • Learn to shop for chicken cuts and how to safely handle and prepare them
    • Enjoy scarfing down your creations in class and socializing with other foodies
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    Couples Date Night - Cooking Dinner 1

    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." ― Virginia Woolf We agree. During this couple's romantic cooking class, you’ll receive guided instruction in the kitchen and share a delicious meal with a group of couples -- prepared by YOU! Bring a nice bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of class to make this a truly romantic night out -- and a great alternative to the predictable dinner and a movie! You’ll make tasty dishes like: Beef Tenderloin Filets with Red Wine and Mushroom Ragout, Grilled Polenta with Parmesan Cheese, Sautéed Chicken Breast Stuffed with Prosciutto, Spinach and Boursin Cheese, Pilaf-Style Long Grain Rice with Garlic and Thyme, and Fallen Chocolate Soufflé Cake with Homemade Whipped Cream! Lickin’ your chops yet?
    Couples Date Night - Cooking Dinner 1

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Spend a romantic evening out during a couples cooking class
    • Make dishes such as beef tenderloin filets, grilled polenta, long grain rice and more!
    • Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food at the end of class
    • Celebrate a special occasion or anniversary in a memorable way
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    Cooking Cuban Cuisine

    Cuba is full of life, energy, music, art, and history. See how these elements are infused in the dishes of a culture as you learn to prepare Cuban cuisine. In this introductory course, you’ll come to understand the fundamentals of Cuban cuisine such as the importance of roots, rice, plantains, and chicken in many dishes. You’ll also try your hand at preparing dishes and experimenting with the flavor profiles of this lively culture. Let your professional instructor teach you the proper techniques and assist you in developing new kitchen skills as you cook. In the end, you’ll walk away with a new style of cooking as well as a richer understanding of another culture.
    Cooking Cuban Cuisine

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Discover the secrets to cooking exquisite Cuban cuisine
    • Create your own dishes with the help of a professional instructor
    • Learn about the ingredients and methods used to fashion each dish
    • Develop a deeper appreciation for another culture through its culinary traditions
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    Couples Cooking Night

    You and your sweetheart are in desperate need of a change of pace. If you have to bring in another weekend at your favorite diner with cheap beers and $5 tater tots to share, you’re going to lose it. Well, it’s time to rekindle the fire with The Gourmandise School! During a fun 3-hour cooking class, you’ll have the opportunity to prepare a delectable meal with your one and only. Your chef will guide you in cooking up delicious foods corresponding with the theme of the night! Summer in France, Indian Dates, and Tapas are just few of the many exotic Couples Nights that await! At the end of the class, you’ll have long-lasting memories and delicious recipes to take home with you. And of course you’ll get to enjoy the mouthwatering meal you prepared out of love!
    Couples Cooking Night

    395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica

    • Change up your date night routine with this romantic 3-hour cooking class
    • Take away delicious recipes to try at home
    • Work up an appetite by the end of the class and savor the fruits of your labor
    • Make one-of-a-kind memories with your one and only
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